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Title: On Fairy-Stories Title Record # 118985
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Date: 1939-03-08
Type: ESSAY
Language: English
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Current Tags: essay (1), NESFA Core Reading List (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1974Translated by Francis Ledoux
French
Du conte de fées?Du conte de fees
2002Translated by Vesa Sisättö, Alice Martin and Johanna Vainikainen-Uusitalo. Alice Martin and Johanna Vainikainen-Uusitalo translated the verses.
Finnish Saduista

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Essays Presented to Charles Williams 1947-00-00 C. S. Lewis        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
non-fic  
Tree and Leaf 1964-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 54
5/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
92
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Tree and Leaf 1964-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien George Allen & Unwin     92
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tree and Leaf 1965-03-03 J. R. R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 54
$4.00?$: US dollar
112
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Robert Quackenbush  
The Tolkien Reader 1966-09-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books U7038
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1966-09-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books U7038
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1966-10-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books U7038
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1967-08-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1967-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1968-04-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1968-08-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1968-10-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1969-03-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 01536
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1970-06-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 01536
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1970-09-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 01536
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
Tree and Leaf 1971-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 0-04-824014-1 / 54
£0.40?£: UK pound
92
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll J. R. R. Tolkien Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1971-01-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 01536
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1971-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 01536
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1972-03-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1972-04-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1972-09-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1972-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books  
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1973-03-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-01536-3
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1973-07-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-21536-2
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1973-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-21536-2
$0.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
Faërie 1974-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Christian Bourgois  
F40.65?F: French frank
217
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Tolkien Reader 1974-01-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books     xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1974-07-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-24070-7
$1.50?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1974-07-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-24831-7
$1.75?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
Tree and Leaf 1975-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 0-04-824020-6   95
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tree and Leaf ; Smith of Wootton Major ; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son 1975-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin Paperbacks 0-04-820015-8
£1.00?£: UK pound
175
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Tolkien Reader 1976-04-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-25585-2
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
Tree and Leaf ; Smith of Wootton Major ; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son 1977-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin Paperbacks 0-04-820015-8
£1.00?£: UK pound
175
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1977-10-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-25585-2
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Tolkien Reader 1977-10-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-27681-7
$2.25?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1978-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-27681-7
$2.25?$: US dollar
xvi+
24+
112+
79+
64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1978-01-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-27681-7
$2.25?$: US dollar
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
Tree and Leaf ; Smith of Wootton Major ; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son 1979-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin Paperbacks 0-04-820016-6
£0.95?£: UK pound
175
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Poems and Stories 1980-05-29 J. R. R. Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 0-04-823174-6
£15.00?£: UK pound
342
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1982-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-29881-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
xvii+
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
Tree and Leaf ; Smith of Wootton Major ; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son 1982-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin Paperbacks 0-04-820016-6
£1.50?£: UK pound
175
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays 1983-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 0-04-809019-0   240
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
non-fic  
The Tolkien Reader 1983-07-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-29881-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
xvii+
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
The Tolkien Reader 1983-07-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-29881-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
xvii+
251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Pauline Baynes Checkmark
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays 1984-06-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35635-0
$15.95?$: US dollar
240
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
non-fic  
The Tolkien Reader 1986-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-34506-1
$2.95?$: US dollar
272
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni J. R. R. Tolkien  
Tree and Leaf: Including the Poem Mythopoeia 1988-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin Paperbacks 0-04-440253-8
£3.95?£: UK pound
102
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Tree and Leaf 1988-08-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin 0-04-440253-8
£3.95?£: UK pound
101
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Tree and Leaf 1988-08-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Unwin 0-04-440254-6
£7.95?£: UK pound
101
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Tolkien Reader 1989-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-34506-1
$6.99?$: US dollar
272
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni  
The Tolkien Reader 1989-02-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Ballantine Books 0-345-34506-1
$3.95?$: US dollar
272
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Pauline Baynes  
Tree and Leaf 1989-07-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 0-395-50232-2
$12.95?$: US dollar
101
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Poems and Stories 1992-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien HarperCollins (UK) 0-261-10290-7
£17.99?£: UK pound
343
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Alan Lee  
Poems and Stories 1994-03-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 0-395-68999-6
$24.95?$: US dollar
343
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Alan Lee  
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays 1997-01-00 J. R. R. Tolkien HarperCollins (UK) 0-261-10263-X
£9.99?£: UK pound
240
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
non-fic  
Puu ja lehti 2002-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien
Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö?Werner Soederstroem Osakeyhtioe
Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio
951-0-27195-0   153
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. R. R. Tolkien Checkmark
A Tolkien Miscellany 2002-06-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-2736-9 / 51697
$14.99?$: US dollar
369
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Gary Lippincott Checkmark
Tolkien Fantasy Tales Box Set 2003-07-29 J. R. R. Tolkien Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-46646-2
$26.47?$: US dollar
 
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni  
Faërie et autres textes 2003-10-03 J. R. R. Tolkien Christian Bourgois 2-267-01696-6   431
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays 2006-00-00 J. R. R. Tolkien HarperCollins (UK) 0-261-10263-X
£8.99?£: UK pound
240
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
non-fic Snowdon Checkmark
Tales from the Perilous Realm 2008-10-00 J. R. R. Tolkien HarperCollinsPublishers 978-0-00-725754-6
£18.99?£: UK pound
xxviii+
403
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Alan Lee  
Tales from the Perilous Realm 2008-11-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-547-15411-4
$28.00?$: US dollar
xxviii+
403
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Alan Lee Checkmark
Tales from the Perilous Realm 2009-05-00 J. R. R. Tolkien HarperCollinsPublishers 978-0-00-728059-9
£7.99?£: UK pound
xxviii+
403
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Alan Lee Checkmark
Faërie et autres textes?Faerie et autres textes
2015-12-00 J. R. R. Tolkien Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket #12638) 978-2-266-15538-0   433
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Howe  
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays date unknown J. R. R. Tolkien HarperCollins (UK) 978-0-261-10263-7
£8.99?£: UK pound
240
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
non-fic Snowdon Checkmark
Tree and Leaf date unknown J. R. R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 54
$4.00?$: US dollar
112
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Robert Quackenbush Checkmark
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